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Tibetan Wonders

24 days Go Beyond Group Tour

Tibetan Wonders

Journey through the diverse landscapes of Yunnan Province up to 'the roof of the world' where you will experience the many wonders of Tibet. Admire ancient monasteries and Himalayan vistas before taking in the ultimate view of Everest.

  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 21 , Lunches: 18 , Dinners: 15
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    21 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Visas
    Visa fees & processing for Australian passports
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 4
    A good level of fitness is required as you can expect to be walking, or taking part in a physical activity like cycling, for longer periods of time on several days throughout the tour, and may be required to tackle some more challenging terrain.
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    Extended walking. Physical activities on challenging terrain.
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Kunming (2N) - Dali (2N) - Lijiang (2N) - Zhongdian (2N) - Lhasa (4N) - Shigatse (1N + 1N) - New Tingri (2N) - Rongbuk (1N) - Gyantse (1N) - Tsedang (1N) - Chengdu (2N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Tibetan Wonders tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Kunming (2N) - Dali (2N) - Lijiang (2N) - Zhongdian (2N) - Lhasa (4N) - Shigatse (1N + 1N) - New Tingri (2N) - Rongbuk (1N) - Gyantse (1N) - Tsedang (1N) - Chengdu (2N)
  • Days 1-2
    Fly Overnight To Kunming
    Dinner
    DAYS 1-2: Fly Overnight To Kunming

    Fly overnight to the relaxed city of Kunming, also known as the 'City of Eternal Spring'.

    Dinner
  • Day 3
    Discover The Stone Forest
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 3: Discover The Stone Forest

    This morning, meander through the formations of the UNESCO-listed Stone Forest. Visit Dianchi Lake and the Western Hills. Return to Kunming and tuck into local delicacy 'Across the Bridge' noodles for dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Travel To Dali
    Breakfast, Lunch
    DAY 4: Travel To Dali

    Drive to Dali, a charming town that offers a peek into bygone China. Wander the ancient quarter and see the magnificent Three Pagodas.

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 5
    Taoist Mountain Meditation
    Breakfast, Lunch
    DAY 5: Taoist Mountain Meditation

    Weibaoshan is one of the Taoist religion's most sacred mountains and has twenty temples dotted on its forested slopes. Take a scenic walk and discover a handful of these temples and meet with a Taoist priest who will introduce you to Taoist meditation techniques.

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 6
    Shaxi Ancient Town
    Breakfast, Lunch
    DAY 6: Shaxi Ancient Town

    Drive to Shaxi ancient town, nestled deep in the Himalayan foothills. Learn about the fascinating minority people who live in the area and enjoy a local lunch. Continue to Lijiang and spend the evening wandering the old town.

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 7
    Jade Dragon Snow Mountain And Dongba Shaman
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 7: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain And Dongba Shaman

    A magnificent mountain, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain soars to 5,500 metres. Taking a chairlift, explore one of the stunning high meadows and enjoy the amazing vistas. Admire the fascinating Ming Dynasty frescoes at Baisha and see the intricate creations of the embroidery school. Next, meet a Shaman who will teach you to write the forgotten language of Dongba Pictograms.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Tiger Leaping Gorge
    Breakfast, Lunch
    DAY 8: Tiger Leaping Gorge

    Visit Black Dragon Pool Park for magnificent views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Journey to the 3,000-metre-deep Tiger Leaping Gorge. With its backdrop of snow-capped mountains, it is one of China's most extraordinary sights. Continue to the Tibetan monastery town of Zhongdian, also known as Shangri-La. Visit Dafo Temple and spend some free time exploring the old town.

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 9
    Rural Shangri-La
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 9: Rural Shangri-La

    Visit Songzanlin Monastery before hiking 2-3 hours to Napa Hai. Here you are surrounded by towering mountains and lush grasslands brimming with flora and fauna. Next, visit a rural Tibetan-style village where you will learn about the villagers' way of life, make butter tea and taste home-cooked dishes.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Lhasa
    Breakfast, Dinner
    DAY 10: Lhasa

    Fly to Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet. The afternoon is free to relax and acclimatise to the altitude.

    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Jokhang Temple And Spiritual Barkhor Circuit
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 11: Jokhang Temple And Spiritual Barkhor Circuit

    Lhasa is a quickly growing modern city but among the narrow, old streets you will feel a million miles from the stresses and strains of the modern world. Wander around the Barkhor Circuit to see traditionally dressed locals, stalls of religious trinkets and prostrating pilgrims. Inside the Jokhang Temple, the devotion is palpable as queues of people worship in the flickering light of yak butter candles. There will also be a visit to Sera Monastery, one of the three great monasteries of Tibet, to witness the debating monks. Tonight, enjoy a Tibetan dinner and dance.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    Potala Palace
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 12: Potala Palace

    The Potala Palace is an architectural wonder, towering over the city. The former winter palace of the Dalai Lama, it houses thousands of rooms filled with old treasures. Next, explore Norbulingka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lama, set in parkland just outside the city.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13
    Shigatse
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 13: Shigatse

    Travel across Tibet's stark plains to Shigatse. Dominated by a fort reminiscent of the Potala, Shigatse is Tibet's second city and the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama. Enjoy some free time to explore the local markets.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14
    New Tingri
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 14: New Tingri

    Continue by road to New Tingri, admiring the awe-inspiring views of the mighty Himalayas as you go.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15
    Mount Everest
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 15: Mount Everest

    Rise early to make the final assault across the Gue-La Pass to Rongbuk, a monastic village festooned in colourful prayer flags. With Mount Everest dominating the horizon, stop by the world's highest post office, then continue to Everest Base Camp Boundary Monument. Situated under the gaze of Everest's north face, the views of the world's highest peak are unsurpassed (weather permitting). A total of 1–2 hours will be spent on foot today.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16
    Everest Sunrise
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 16: Everest Sunrise

    Rise early to see a glorious sunrise over Everest (weather permitting) before returning to New Tingri.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 17
    Shigatse
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAYS 17: Shigatse

    Drive back to Shigatse, passing Tso La Pass and Gyatso La Pass on the way.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 18
    Gyantse
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 18: Gyantse

    Today, visit Tashilhunpo Monastery and join the pilgrims on their evening 'kora' of the monastery. Continue to the pleasant town of Gyantse to visit the Gyantse Kumbum located inside the Pelkor Monastery. Visit a traditional folk house for some home brewed 'chang'.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 19
    Tsedang
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 19: Tsedang

    Travel along the Brahmaputra River to Tsedang. Visit Gangpo Ri, the 'birthplace of the Tibetan people'.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 20
    Yumbulhakang Palace
    Breakfast, Lunch
    DAY 20: Yumbulhakang Palace

    Perched on a hill over the Yarlung River, legend says that the ancient Yumbulhakang Palace was the first building in Tibet and the palace of the first Tibetan king. Continue to the Chang Chun Monastery and the King's Tombs before returning to Lhasa.

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 21
    Chengdu
    Breakfast
    DAY 21: Chengdu

    Fly to Chengdu in Sichuan Province.

    Breakfast
  • Day 22
    Pandas
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 22: Pandas

    Visit Chengdu's famous Panda Conservation Centre, stroll around People's Park, see Matchmaker's Corner and stop by a traditional teahouse. In the evening, enjoy Sichuanese cuisine followed by an option to see a 'face-changing' show.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 23-24
    Fly Chengdu To Australia
    Breakfast
    DAYS 23-24: Fly Chengdu To Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

    Breakfast
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Accommodation

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

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When to go

The best times to visit China are in spring, April to May and autumn, September to October, when the days are warm and rainfall and humidity low.

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Chengdu
  • 3
    9
    6
  • 8
  • Dali
  • 1
    14
    8
  • 14
  • Kunming
  • 2
    15
    9
  • 16
  • Lhasa
  • -9
    7
    -1
  • 1
  • Lijiang
  • 7
    21
    6
  • 2
  • New Tingri
  • 0
    0
    -6
  • 0
  • Shigatse
  • 0
    0
    -3
  • 0
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Chengdu
  • 5
    11
    8
  • 12
  • Dali
  • 2
    16
    9
  • 23
  • Kunming
  • 4
    17
    10
  • 16
  • Lhasa
  • -6
    9
    2
  • 1
  • Lijiang
  • 8
    24
    8
  • 6
  • New Tingri
  • 0
    0
    -3
  • 0
  • Shigatse
  • 0
    0
    0
  • 0
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Chengdu
  • 8
    16
    12
  • 20
  • Dali
  • 5
    19
    12
  • 28
  • Kunming
  • 6
    21
    14
  • 20
  • Lhasa
  • -2
    13
    5
  • 3
  • Lijiang
  • 13
    29
    10
  • 17
  • New Tingri
  • 0
    0
    0
  • 0
  • Shigatse
  • 0
    0
    4
  • 1
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Chengdu
  • 13
    22
    17
  • 44
  • Dali
  • 8
    21
    14
  • 24
  • Kunming
  • 10
    24
    17
  • 24
  • Lhasa
  • 2
    16
    9
  • 6
  • Lijiang
  • 18
    33
    13
  • 21
  • New Tingri
  • 0
    0
    3
  • 1
  • Shigatse
  • 0
    0
    8
  • 2
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Chengdu
  • 17
    26
    22
  • 78
  • Dali
  • 12
    24
    18
  • 66
  • Kunming
  • 14
    24
    19
  • 97
  • Lhasa
  • 6
    20
    13
  • 28
  • Lijiang
  • 21
    34
    17
  • 56
  • New Tingri
  • 0
    0
    7
  • 10
  • Shigatse
  • 0
    0
    11
  • 19
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Chengdu
  • 20
    28
    24
  • 107
  • Dali
  • 15
    24
    20
  • 178
  • Kunming
  • 17
    24
    20
  • 181
  • Lhasa
  • 10
    23
    16
  • 71
  • Lijiang
  • 23
    33
    18
  • 167
  • New Tingri
  • 0
    0
    12
  • 17
  • Shigatse
  • 0
    0
    14
  • 64
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Chengdu
  • 22
    30
    26
  • 224
  • Dali
  • 16
    24
    20
  • 186
  • Kunming
  • 17
    24
    20
  • 202
  • Lhasa
  • 10
    23
    16
  • 117
  • Lijiang
  • 24
    32
    18
  • 242
  • New Tingri
  • 0
    0
    12
  • 109
  • Shigatse
  • 0
    0
    14
  • 130
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Chengdu
  • 22
    30
    26
  • 201
  • Dali
  • 15
    23
    19
  • 219
  • Kunming
  • 16
    24
    20
  • 204
  • Lhasa
  • 10
    21
    16
  • 121
  • Lijiang
  • 23
    32
    17
  • 207
  • New Tingri
  • 0
    0
    11
  • 110
  • Shigatse
  • 0
    0
    13
  • 152
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Chengdu
  • 19
    25
    22
  • 119
  • Dali
  • 13
    22
    18
  • 158
  • Kunming
  • 15
    23
    19
  • 119
  • Lhasa
  • 8
    20
    14
  • 68
  • Lijiang
  • 22
    31
    16
  • 161
  • New Tingri
  • 0
    0
    10
  • 25
  • Shigatse
  • 0
    0
    12
  • 56
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Chengdu
  • 15
    21
    18
  • 35
  • Dali
  • 10
    20
    15
  • 104
  • Kunming
  • 12
    20
    16
  • 79
  • Lhasa
  • 2
    17
    10
  • 9
  • Lijiang
  • 19
    30
    13
  • 70
  • New Tingri
  • 0
    0
    3
  • 2
  • Shigatse
  • 0
    0
    7
  • 5
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Chengdu
  • 10
    16
    13
  • 16
  • Dali
  • 5
    17
    11
  • 33
  • Kunming
  • 7
    18
    12
  • 42
  • Lhasa
  • -4
    12
    4
  • 1
  • Lijiang
  • 12
    27
    9
  • 16
  • New Tingri
  • 0
    0
    -1
  • 0
  • Shigatse
  • 0
    0
    1
  • 1
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Chengdu
  • 4
    11
    8
  • 5
  • Dali
  • 2
    15
    8
  • 15
  • Kunming
  • 3
    15
    9
  • 11
  • Lhasa
  • -8
    8
    0
  • 1
  • Lijiang
  • 8
    22
    6
  • 4
  • New Tingri
  • 0
    0
    -4
  • 0
  • Shigatse
  • 0
    0
    -3
  • 0

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All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price unless a land only option is selected

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    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 August 2023. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount of approximately RMB1,100pp (AU$244pp) is paid locally in China.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

    Group Tour includes

    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • Most Meals (refer to itinerary)
    • Domestic transportation
    • Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • 4-star accommodation, plus simple guesthouse
    • Visa fees for Australian passport holders

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